Goodbye, Violette Verdy

Goodbye, Violette Verdy

Violette Verdy, Courtesy Indiana University Last week, I made a special point to see New York City Ballet perform Sonatine, a lively, folksy pas de deux that George Balanchine choreographed for Violette Verdy and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux in 1975. I’ve always loved...
The Turning Point

The Turning Point

As told to Amy Brandt   Many pre-professional dancers think attending college after high school is unnecessary—that it wastes precious professional years. But between the intense training schedules, choreographic opportunities and academic offerings,...